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VMware / LLDP / Gen8 not working for customer. Suggestions?

 
chuckk281
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VMware / LLDP / Gen8 not working for customer. Suggestions?

Stefan was working on a customer issue:

 

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Have a customer with both vSphere 5.1 and 5.5 environments (Using vDS)

c7000, Gen8 blades (530FLB) and Virtual Connect. Everything updates to latest SPP + latest HP Custom VMware Images.

 

They are seeing that on their G7 servers, LLDP works just fine, however no info shows up on Gen8 servers.

Any points/ideas?

 

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Reply from David:

 

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First, ask them to change LLDP to “Listen” mode.

 

“Advertise” and “Both” can create performance problems

http://h41302.www4.hp.com/km/saw/view.do?docId=mmr_kc-0105247&hsid=63251888&sz=5645

 

Second, you need to enable LLDP on 530FLB cards. It is not enabled by default:

http://h41302.www4.hp.com/km/saw/view.do?docId=emr_na-c04174689&hsid=63251918&sz=10644

 

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